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    Shanghai Lingang Free Trade Zone Clearing Exports & Arranging Finance For Belt & Road Trade

    Export orders, capital transfers and insurance for cross-border trade can now be arranged in Lingang New Area Of The Shanghai FTZ. Op/Ed by Chris Devonshire-Ellis New policies introduced by China in the Shanghai Free Trade Zone to expedite foreign trade, including financial arrangements, customs and improved administration procedures are helping foreign investors in China sell[…..]

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    Xi’an-Kathmandu Combined Road-Rail Cargo Service Launched

    China-Nepal route over Himalayas now open for business Op/Ed by Chris Devonshire-Ellis A combined road-rail route from China and Tibet and through to the Nepalese capital of Kathmandu was launched last Friday. Starting in Xi’an, the capital of China’s Shaanxi Province, the service takes eight days to reach Kathmandu. There are plans to make the[…..]

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    Last Major China-Laos Railway Tunnel Completed On Lancang-Mekong Corridor

    How The Mekong River Is Becoming A Significant South-East Asian Trade Corridor Op/Ed by Chris Devonshire-Ellis The last significant tunnel to be bored to complete the China-Laotian Railway was completed on March 15th, with track now being laid at a rate of 2km per day, despite the on-going Covid-19 situation. The route is part of[…..]

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    China’s Belt & Road And Beyond – May 25, 2020

    Compiled By Chris Devonshire-Ellis Analysis & Opinion The Belt & Road Initiative: Economic Development For All, Or A Geopolitical Power Play? (RUSI) China’s Global Ambitions: Below The Belt & Road (FDD) Exporting Authoritarianism (Council On Foreign Relations) Playing With Fire: Italy, China & Europe (Brookings) Coronavirus Strikes China’s Belt & Road Initiative (LA Times) How[…..]

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    China’s New Silk Road: Weekly Arts & Culture Round Up – May 22, 2020

    James Bond’s Older Brother Along The Karakoram Highway James Bond had an older brother? Well the creator of the character, writer Ian Fleming did, the even more interesting and adventurous Peter. Fleming travelled from Moscow to Peking via the Caucasus, the Caspian, Samarkand, Tashkent, the Turksib Railway, and the Trans-Siberian Railway to Peking as a special correspondent of The Times in[…..]

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    Central Asian Flights To Resume After Covid-19 Infections Drop

    Several Central Asian airlines are set to resume operations following the coronavirus outbreak. Air Astana restarted flying domestic routes in Kazakhstan after the government lifted a lockdown on May 14 that had forced the airline to suspend services. Media reports said that Air Astana wanted to resume 30% of its domestic services by the end of May.[…..]

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    China’s Belt & Road And Beyond – May 18, 2020

    Compiled By Chris Devonshire-Ellis Analysis & Opinion The Belt & Road Initiative Foreword: Connectivity With Consent (Egmont Institute) Beidou And BRI: Dependence Masked As Independence (Eurasia Review) New Silk Road Hangs In The Balance (DW) What Is The Future Of The Belt & Road? Q&A With Plamen Tonchev (On The New Silk Road) China Infiltrated[…..]

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    China’s New Silk Road: Weekly Arts & Culture Round Up – May 15, 2020

    China’s New Silk Road: Weekly Art & Culture Round Up Friday May 15 Op/ed by Chris Devonshire-Ellis This is my new weekly more personal, culture and travel based round up, an incentive to travel and engage in and with Belt & Silk Road arts and cultural issues. Every week we will feature Silk Road explorers,[…..]

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    Covid-19 Impacted, 2020 GDP Growth In The Caucasus & Central Asia

    Op/Ed by Chris Devonshire-Ellis  While Covid-19 has been inflicting pain on the economies of the Belt & Road Initiative the past few months, Governments and world banking institutions have also been taking stock to count up the fiscal damage. Money will need to be lent, in some cases, debt relief provided. It is obvious that[…..]

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    Uzbekistan Looks To China’s Belt & Road And Pakistan’s CPEC To Connect Through To Gwadar & Karachi Ports

    Op/Ed by Chris Devonshire-Ellis Uzbekistan has formally sought Pakistan’s support for accession to the Quadrilateral Traffic in Transit Agreement (QTTA) in a bid to utilize Karachi and Gwadar ports for its trade operations, joining Pakistan, China, Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan. The diplomatic request was made on Friday (May 8).

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